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Comment Reliability of software, not hardware (Score 1) 155

This report is very strange and so is the Slashdot summary. This is not a comparison of hardware platforms, i.e. wether Apple or Samsung phones actually experience some form of hardware failure more often. Instead the report focuses on software issues, like application crashes, which form the bulk of "failures". Also reported are difficulties in accessing Wifi or poor sound quality using Bluetooth.

Their use of statistics is also questionable. Their graphics are misleading.

Take this report with a grain of salt.

Comment Re:Shhh (Score 1) 990

This is actually a bit dramatic. Methane emissions are only about 10% of greenhouse cases, but methane is 100x more efficient at trapping heat than CO2. Most of the methane emission do come from livestock. The only good thing is that methane disappears from the atmosphere quicker. We should indeed focus on reducing methane emissions.

Comment Re:Oh really? (Score 1) 517

Define wasting. Do you mean never making mistakes? isn't that a little disingenuous?

40k papers sound enormous but there are about 1.5 million articles published every year (and growing). Inevitably some of that is crap. However properly done science is self-correcting in the long run.

There are many examples of accepted mathematical proofs that turned out to false. This does not mean that mathematics is a worthless endeavour.

Comment Re:That's false dichotomy (Score 1) 517

Nobody is forcing the UK consumers and companies to buy goods from the EU rather than the rest of the world. If they do, it is because they represent a better deal. Imposing trade barrier with the EU is not going to improve the situation, it will make it worse. It will reduce choice and availability, which will make UK businesses worse of. As a start, all of he UK activities that require free trade with the rest of the EU will cease. This includes most of the City as the financial hub of the EU.

If you think that the UK economy will be better off without the City, you definitely need some education.

Comment Re:AI isn't science fiction any more. (Score 1) 59

I agree with you that current results in AI are very impressive. However they are all achieved using supervised learning. Even reinforcement learning is a form of supervision. Strong AI requires mixes of semi-supervised and unsupervised learning, i.e. the system does not get all the clues before being able to generalize, and is able to learn by itself. We are not there yet.

Comment Re: You made it, Syrians! (Score 1) 1592

Amazing. As if all of the scaremongering and propaganda was on the "remain" camp. I urge you to read the main newspapers in England, like the so ever popular Sun.

If GB wants to remain in the EEA, they will have to accept that any EEA member can come to Britain and work without a visa. They will have to pay into the system too, like all the members.

Guess what, GB, the EU is exactly what members states do with it. There is no supra-national system that forces it to go one way or the others. One member state, one vote on the EU council. Representation is proportional to population in the EU parliament.

Yes, democracy sucks sometimes.

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